Weather Watch: Above average heat for Craig continues |

Weather Watch: Above average heat for Craig continues

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The fall cooldown has yet to hit Northwest Colorado, and this week will still be on the warm side.

Starting Sunday and continuing into Tuesday, Craig and Moffat County can expect chances of showers thanks to a shift in atmospheric pressure west of Colorado, according to the National Weather ServiceNational Weather Service forecast. forecast.

National Weather Service forecast.

But, residents might be taking a gamble breaking out their umbrellas too soon because precipitation will be sporadic, said Tom Renwick, NWS meteorologist out of Grand Junction.

“It’s not going to be steady rainfall,” he said. “It’ll be more isolated where you have showers come through then stop then start, little waves of energy moving through.”

Cloud coverage is attracting wind from the south, he added, saying that accounts for the slight warmth the region has had.

An average temperature for mid-to-late October is about 57 degrees, and highs during most of the week will be well past that in the high 60s. The mercury will drop closer to normal by Friday but will likely still stay above average, as will much of the state.

“Everybody’s well above where we should be,” Renwick said.

Even as it starts to get colder, the first significant snowfall for the area isn’t right on the horizon, Renwick stating that data predicting as far as Oct. 27 does not include a prognosis of powder.

“I don’t think we’ll see any snow at all in October,” he said.

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